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Old 09-26-10, 07:02 AM
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No Cannondale touring bike for 2011?

There are none shown on their web page. Did Cannondale discontinue their touring bikes?
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That would be surprising. I'd put it down to switching between 2010/2011 product and the inevitabel website snafus.
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Funny this should come up, as I was looking at possibly getting a new touring bike and also noticed there were no 2011 models. On Friday I asked at my local Cannondale dealer and he ws surprised; there were none listed in his 2011 catalog for one of CDs iconic bicycle models! He looked it up on the computer and noticed there were A LOT (his emphasis) of 2010's still in the distribution pipeline, and CD might be skipping a year to clear 'em out (maybe with the 2008 economic crash the projected 2010 sales volume didn't materialize). You can still order a 2010 at your local dealer (both models and all sizes still available) if you want one. Real bummer if they discontiune the touring models.

FWIW: I think they are a little pricey based on the component selection, but I do love the stiff aluminum frame vs all the steel touring frames (personal preference). I had one in the late 1990s/early 2000's that got stolen and a new CD touring rig would be my first choice as a replacement.
 
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Originally Posted by surfrider
Funny this should come up, as I was looking at possibly getting a new touring bike and also noticed there were no 2011 models. On Friday I asked at my local Cannondale dealer and he ws surprised; there were none listed in his 2011 catalog for one of CDs iconic bicycle models! He looked it up on the computer and noticed there were A LOT (his emphasis) of 2010's still in the distribution pipeline, and CD might be skipping a year to clear 'em out (maybe with the 2008 economic crash the projected 2010 sales volume didn't materialize). You can still order a 2010 at your local dealer (both models and all sizes still available) if you want one. Real bummer if they discontiune the touring models.

FWIW: I think they are a little pricey based on the component selection, but I do love the stiff aluminum frame vs all the steel touring frames (personal preference). I had one in the late 1990s/early 2000's that got stolen and a new CD touring rig would be my first choice as a replacement.
I did order one - won't be picking it up for a couple weeks, cause I'm on the road. I asked the dealer if there would be any difference in the 2011's (just in case I wanted to wait.)... he looked through his book and coudn't find anything on them. He thought maybe CD just didn't send him the literature yet. What you're saying makes a lot of sense.
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Cool! . My old one was a T700(?) and it too was a nice ride whether loaded or unloaded. I'm going to look around at a few more options over the next few weeks, but I know I'll be comparing everything to the Cannondales. I'll probably order myself one in the near future unless I happen to discover something else that's really good enough to stand out over the CDs.
 
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they ship Soo much better bikes across the Atlantic for touring than the bikes they offer to the Rabble in the US.
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